TOP NEWS!!! Darla's Art Adventure Abroad to ITALY as well as the June to Ghost Ranch were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn to Create a
Journal of your travel memories! Come with our small group next October when we return to Southern France in October 2021!
Closer to home: The UN-traditional watermedia workshop/ retreat is "on" for this fall 27 September-3 October. Registration is
being taken now. Details are on the Ghost Ranch tab above.
As with so many art exhibitions during the pandemic, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas has placed its Botanical Art
Collective 2020 juried exhibition online. My work is among those can view at this link:
My "Vincent's Pears" is hanging 29 Feb-10 August (due to CO-VID 19 closing the MCL Grand). The hallway gallery for the Visual
Arts of Lewisville has the "Artist Inspired" Exhibition. I painted watercolors inspired by Vincent van Gogh and Georgia O'Keeffe. See if you can find them on this clip:
Four of my works are currently on show in the Visual Arts League of Allen Juried "Splash of Color
Art Exhibit" at the Old Cotton Gin, 610 Elm St, McKinney 1 June-31 July.
The former Tierney's Tavern and Restaurant has new ownership and a new look and menu! Main Street Cafe shows work by members of
the Visual Arts of Lewisville. I have 3 very large watercolor canvas prints (2' x 3') in the west dining room. The address is 208 E Main Street, open hours 6am-9pm.
My mural of Denton was selected by Wal-Mart for their public art project to install murals in their stores. A specially
designed mural showing the "Vibe of Denton, Texas" was chosen for the Loop 288 Super Wal Mart location, where it is now installed. The design is posted under the Public Art tab. Of course, I haven't
been able to see the real installation yet...
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
I was selected by City
of Grand Prairie Public Art Program to have two of my watercolor images transferred with vinyl wrap to
traffic signal boxes. In 2019 my "Tangled Tulips" watercolor was installed at the intersection of Carrier Parkway at Hill St and in 2018 "Red Dragons" was selected for the intersection of Carrier
Parkway and Arkansas Street. (Take a peek on the Public Art tab above)
is where I am scheduled!
GHOST RANCH, ABIQUIU, NM
The annual UN-traditional water media workshop/retreat is coming 27 Sept-3 October 2020. Registration is underway and the form
to use is on the Ghost Ranch tab above. Our studio is huge so plenty of space to spread out!
The Annual Merging Visions Exhibition will be held at the Goff Gallery in the Appleton-Patterson Center of Visual Arts in
Denton scheduled for August. I have a painting which was done at one of my Ghost Ranch workshop/retreats: "All Creatures Great and Small." Merging Visions is a collaboration of the Denton
Poet's Society and the Visual Arts Society of Texas. This fabulous annual show pairs the written word with the visual image and is one of my favorites.
In August 2020 my work will fill the large glass display case at the Lewisville City Library on Main Street.
A 4-month showing is scheduled in the Box Gallery at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas. It was to have been June-September
but now is delayed until September to begin. More details later!
Three of my works have been chosen to be exhibited among 81 pieces in the 54th Annual Richardson Civic Art Society Regional
Juried Art Exhibition and sale 2 - 26 September at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Join us for the reception 12 Sept,
2021: Let's Get Our Lives Back!!
My 2020 watercolor demo followed up with a workshop with the Pecan Plantation Art Guild of Granbury has been postponed until
GHOST RANCH, ABIQUIU, NM
The annual workshop/retreat using mixed medias, with something different each day is scheduled for
13-19 June 2021. The UN-traditional Watercolor workshop/retreat is set for 26 Sept-2 Oct.Registration forms will be available when the 2020 workshops are behind us.
SOUTHERN FRANCE in October 2021!
We had such a marvelous (and delicious) time in Southern France in July 2019 that we are returning to the same accomodations in
October next year. Some details are posted under the Art Abroad tab. Email me for pricing.
ARTfoliio 2020 BOOK
Two of my works were chosen to be included in the ARTfolio 2020 publication by Douglas King. The 9.5 x 12 jacketed hardcover
book is avaiilable for $60. Glitterati Editions announces the best in abstract and contemporary work as decided by a jury of professional artists, museum curators, gallery owners, art consultantants
and collectors.To order your copy now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of my 2020 award-winning news!
A new year begins....
In March I was invited to judge the Pecan Plantation Art Guid Spring Show at the Dora E Langdon Center,
Gordon House, in Granbury, TX.
My "Over the Line", a 20" x 20" acrylic piece on canvas won 1st place, March Art of the Month at the
Visual Arts League of Lewisville.
At the Lake Granbury Art Association Fall Show I had two pieces accepted: a weaving and a watercolor. The
painting, "Night Blooms of Nairobi, Kenya" was awarded First Place by juror Justin Burns.
The Visual Arts Society of Texas in Denton voted "Turquoise Tipped Agave", a watercolor with ink accents
as second place for the January Art of the Month.
I have provided demo
painting/ workshops for several North Texas art associations: Lewisville, Fort Worth, McKinney, Gainesville, Decatur, Sherman, Paris, Mid-Cities, Johnson County in Cleburn, Grand Prairie and
Weatherford. Further away, I've taught workshops at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu and Santa Fe, NM; Branson, MO; Sedona, AZ and Topeka, KS.
...And then there are the
Annual Art Adventures Abroad where I have taken artists to Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Denmark, Germany and France. Italy was cancelled but will be rescheduled.
Contact me if you need a
speaker, workshop/demo artist or juror!
I am the current President of Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth,
TX. Check out this terrific watercolor association at